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Besides, should you not love to do time, looking out over the sea, and something for him before you go to thinking of her morning servico. live with him ? Should you not like When her mother returned, she to do some good in the world, and asked, “Mother, what is a Chrisserve the Saviour here, where la- | tian!”. bourers are needed ?”
"One," she answered, “who has “Yes," whispered Nelly, opening given his soul into Christ's hands her eyes with a sudden smile, and that he may save it, and has given closing them again, without further his life to Christ that he may order remark.
it. One who can truly say, Christ “Nelly, will you live for this ? Do is my Saviour, my Master."" you give yourself to Jesus, to serve | After a thougbtful pause Nelly re. and obey him ? Will you try to use peated softlythe life he has given back to you for “My Saviour, my Master!" his service, trying every day to please “Is he your Saviour, Nelly pl him in all you do "
“Yes, dear mother. He saved sin. “I mean to," said Nelly, earnestly. / ners; I bave asked him to save me,
Then the mother prayed that and he will." Jesus would accept the offering of “And is he your Master P" that young heart, and take away its “Yes, I will obey what he says sin, and save it. And, rising, she always, always.” kissed the child with a kiss which Such was Nelly's resolution, and was a very tender and loving bene- , she did not forget it. A few weeks diction, and left her, to go about her restored her accustomed strength, household duties.
but did not change her resolve. And Nelly went to sleep again, and When she thought of her sinfulness, slept till her mother brought her she raised her heart to Cbrist, say: dinner, which reminded her of the ing, “ My Saviour !” and so beheld child whom Christ raised from the “the Lamb of God which taketh dead, whose mother went at his away the sins of the world;" and direction and brought her something when she thought of faults to be to eat.
corrected, and duty to be done, she Her mother thought of it too, and said to him, “My Master !" trusting felt that her returning appetite was his promised aid in the performance a sign that the Good Physician had of all the work he gives his servants indeed been there and wrought a to do. And so over all her life ex. cure.
tended the sweet and holy influence After dinner Nelly lay quiet a long l of that Sabbath at home!
Act all places of worship are to be
registered at the expense of a stamp Since our last issue very little duty of three pounds. Ministers additional information has reached are to be registered at an expense of this country as to the circumstances two pounds, and teachers also. Any of the lamentable outbreak which minister presuming to preach the has desolated one of the fairest por Gospel, or to teach a Sunday School, tions of the island. The repression without the registration of the buildhas been accomplished at a vast ex | ing, is to be liable to a fine ranging penditure of human life. It is from forty shillings to thirty pounds, stated that not less than 3,000 per at the discretion of the magistrate, cons have suffered; men, women, and who for the most part will be a children alike becoming the prey of planter. If he is not himself registhe ferocious soldiery and Maroons. tered, the minister may be summarily While we cannot but condemn the convicted by any couple of planters criminal folly of the people who who may happen to be justices of broke out into riot at Morant Bay, the peace, and be fined not less than and proceeded to plunder and de £20 nor more than £50, or be imstroy the surrounding estates, it is prisoned with or without hard inconceivable that it should require labour, and for a period of six or sneh a vast slaughter to put down twelve months. Even when regis. the outbreak, and especially since tered, the authority to preach may me learn from Governor Eyre's dis be recalled by the Governor when. patch that no resistance was any. ever he sees fit; and if the suspended There offered, that there was no minister preach after suspension, he organization among the people, nor may be imprisoned for twelve a single injury befel the soldiers months by any two justices who engaged in the work of repression. may be got to deal with the case.
As we go to press, we learn with Besides this, no meeting for prayer, great pleasure that our Government or any other purpose, must be held hias resolved upon a thorough in after nine o'clock at night, or before quiry into the entire affair, and that, six in the morning, under penalty of in order that it may be impartial, fine or imprisonment with or without Governor Eyre's authority is to be hard labour. Even the locking or superseded during the time of the bolting of the door of a place in Inquiry, the government of the which religious service is being conBland being meanwhile administered ducted, subjects the minister to fine by Sir H. Storks, the governor of or imprisonment. And, as if to add
insult to injury, these regulations But while the last mail brought us are not to affect the Churches of information of the cessation of mar England and Scotland, or the Roman tial law in Jamaica, it at the same Catholic Church. They are intended time brought the astounding news to keep in due subjection Noncon. that the Legislature was busy in formists only. passing an Act, the effect of which Now, when it is remembered that, would be to close all the chapels and in the scene of the outbreak, the schools in the island sustained by | Church of England is almost the Dissenting congregations. By this only religious community which
prevails among the population, there l and for the work of godly men, as is something outrageously insulting | existed before the era of emancipaas well as unjust in the proposed tion. White men burnt down our measure. Those parts of the island chapels, sought the lives of Gardner, in which Dissenters abound, have Burchell, and Knibb, and treated been perfectly quiet. Yet these in- | their slaves with a malignity at which nocent parties are to be punished as | hell itself might shudder. It exists if they were the most guilty, and still; and the most shocking feature loyal communities are to be visited of the slaughter that has now taken with all the restrictions and penalties place, is the revelation of its exist. of disaffection. It is not to be sup ence. Too long has the negro of posed for a moment that the English Jamaica been left in the hands of people will allow this bill of pains such men. It may be that this fearand penalties to become law in ful event is intended by Divine ProJamaica. But the very attempt to vidence to save the people from their pass such a measure gives an idea of power. No better hope can we the feeling which pervades the govern. cherish, than that the British Going classes of the island. There is vernment will for the future secure the same hatred for the black man, l justice for the freedmen of Jamaica.
The first part of last month was a period of great excitement. The riot in Jamaica --to which we referred in our last issueled to the death of eighteen white persons : the revenge which was taken for it, by Governor Eyre and his subordinates, was the hanging or shooting of from two to three thousand negroes. Never was so terrible a story told in Englan i ; and, what is to us alike incomprehensible and shameful, the Governor had the impudence to charge the riot, which he so terribly avenged, to Dr. Underbill and the Baptist mi-sionaries. The charge as it regards Dr. Underhill is nothing less than childish. Last Janu ry, Dr. Underhill a idressed a letter to Mr. Cardwell, the Colonial Secretary in England, complaining, in most moderats terms, of the injustice done by colonial legislation to the negr, population in Jamaica. This letter was transmitted by Mr. Cardwell to Governor Eyre. By Governor Eyre--and on his responsibility it was published far and wide ; so that if the letter had led to insubordination and insurrection, the Governor alone must have borne the blame. But all the publication did, lead to was a number of peaceful public meetings, at every one of which
Dr. Underhill's statements were endorsed; and if the Baptist missionaries, or any of them, took part in any of the meetings, it was only in a constitutional manner, and as defenders of the negro race. The murder of Mr. Gordon was only one of the steps taken by Governor Eyre. To read the accounts of the murders committed by the soldiery under his authority, is nothing less than appalling. There is no wonder that England his been excited by such narrations as it has not been for many years. We are glad to say that Lord Russell's Government, compelled thereto by the expres-ion of English feeling, hare sent out a Commission to inquire into the whole case, and have meantime suspended Governor Eyre.
During the last month Europe has lost one of her best and wisest monarchs, King Leopold of Belgium. It will be remembered that King Leopold way the Prince Leopold of fifty yo rs since, who married the Princess Charlotte of England whose melancholy death was the occasion of one of Robert Hall's greatest sermons. Ever since, the Prince has retained the respect and affection which he then secured, He has died in a good old age, and full of days and honour. His son Leopold reigns in his stead.
It is announced that the Princess Helena | to assist in the good work. By these is to be married early in this year. She is means the chapel was built, at a cost of Bineteen years of age, and is to be married about £260, of which amount there was to the Prince Christian of Augustenberg, | only a small balance of about £4 due to the whose age is thirty-four, and whose present Treasurer. After the tea the chair was income is said to be £200 a year. The taken by Mr. J. Mitchell, of Hordingbridge marriage, we are told, is “one of affec. | (Wesleyan), who, after a few remarks, taan." It is to be hoped that it will have called on the Secretary to make his finan. the effect of comforting the Queen, who, as | cial statement, which showed that there ali ber subjects will be glad to hear, has was only the small balance above stated ;
annunced her intention to leave her on hearing which the friends present retirement, and to open Parliament next resolved that they would not separate till tract. It is definitely announced that in that amount was contributed, and the the first session of the new Parliament chapel declared out of debt; so that, after which her Majesty will thus inaugurate, some very interesting addresses from the the Government will deal with the subject | Rev. Mr. Collier, of Downton, the Rev. S. of electoral reform.
Williams (Independent), Mr. Wm. FlemingWe have received (says The Freeman) a
ton (Primitive Methodist), the Rev. H. specimen copy of the January number of
Earney, minister, and other friends, the “The Appal," which has been specially
pleasing fact was announced that more prepared for circulation as a New Year's
than the sum required had been collected. Tract. It would be improper to speak in CANTERBURY.-On Thursday, November these olumns of the appropriateness of | 16, a public service was held in the Baptist **The Appeal” for circulation as a tr-ct; Chapel, St. George's Place, in this city, to but we may at least say that it has been recognise the Rev. A. W. Heritage as singularly blessed for many years as a pastor of the church. Tea was provided means of directing attention to religious in the school-room, of which a large truth, and tbat great pains have been taken number partook. The public service took to adap the January number to its special place in the chapel. Until the arrival of and important purpose. A specimen num the Rev. C. Kirtland (the former pastor), ber may be had on application to the pub Mr. Sargent, of Dover, presided. The lisher, Mr. E. Stock, 62, Paternoster Row. Rev. G. Wright, of Brabourne, read and We trust that the circulation will be prayed. After which, Mr. West, senior greatly increased during the new year,
deacon, delivered an address on “The circumstances leading to the present settle
ment;” in the course of his remarks DOMESTIC.
observing that the events connected with
their pastor's introduction, together with DANERHAM, Wilts.-The friends of the the unanimous and cordial invitation from Beptit cause at Damerham, Wilts, met the church, afforded abundant reason for gether on Thursday, November 30th, to
thankfulness to God, and justified the celebrate the second Anniversary of the expectation of harmony and success. After opening of their new chapel, by a tea-meet the Rev. A. W. H-ritage had assigned his Ing. In that destructive fire which de reasons for accepting the pastorate, the Tastated such a large part of the village in Rev. H. Greswell (Independent), as the Ly, 1863, the chapel, built by the late oldest Nonconformist minister in the city, Ler, Wm. Rhodes, was destroyed. Mr.
delivered an appropriate address, in which Rboles bjught a piece of land in the village, he gave, in the name of the pastors and
male it over in trust, that in case Nonconformist churches of Canterbury, a there should be any difficulty in renewing bearty welcome to the newly elected the lease of lives on the chapel, there should pastor. The Rev. V. Ward (Countess of be laod ready on which to build. Con. Huntingdon) offered the recognition prayer. lequently tbat which often is the greatest The address of the Churman (Rev. C. ditiscalıy was removed. The peculiar cir. Kirtland) followed, on “The principles of barnstances in connection with the destruc Protestant Nonconformity.” The Rev. J. tion of the chapel created a very large Toulson (Primitive Methodist) spoke on amount of sympathy from those who had the importance of “Attention to the been favoured with the friendship of lim Young ;'" and the Rev. W. T. Henderson, *** who, though dead, yet speaketh,” and of Devonshire Square Chapel, London, others who had heard of his good name, so
delivered a most appropriate and effective that when the church and congregation address on “The relation between pastor resolved to "arise and build again,” kind and people; ” after which this interesting and generoas friends pobly came forward service was closed with prayor by the Chair
man. The congregation was large, and the ' glad to meet with a suitable sphere of service throughout was most satisfactory. | labour.- The Rev. S. J. Davis, baving
NUNEATON.-On Monday, November completed, with much benefit to the church, 27th, a tea-meeting and recognition service
his special engagement at Aberdeen, has was held in the General Baptist Chapel,
accepted the unanimous and earnest invitaNuneaton, in connection with the settle
tion to the pastorate of the church, Bath ment of the Rev. S. Willett, as pastor of
Street, Glasgow, and expects to enter on the church, who for many years was a
his labours on the first Lord's day in missionary in Ireland, under the auspices
January.-Tbe Rev. R. Webb has resigned of the Baptist Irish Society. The prelim
the pastorate of Pole Street Chapel, inaries of the public meeting were first
Preston, and has become the travelling singing and prayer, then questions to the agent of the Baptist Building Fund, for church and the pastor; and both being an
the North of England and Scotland. He swered in a lucid and satisfactory manner. has removed to Southport, and his address the pastor-elect was called to the chair. is, Cape Horn House, Manchester Road. Addresses were then delivered on the On Sunday, November 26th, the Rev. John following subjects :-“The qualifications
Keed announced to the church and conand duties of a Christian pastor,” by the gregation at Zion Chapel, Cambridge, after Rev. H. Cross, of Coventry ; “The nature
eight year'labour among them, his intenand constitution of a Christian Church-- tion to resign the charge at the end of three our position and practice as Noncon months, stating that he was about to seek formists,” by the Rev. J. Harrison, of to raise a new cause in one of the outlying Birmingham; “The responsibilities of the
districts of London, much needing such a pastor," by the Rev. J. Redman (Inde provision.—The Rev. James Richards has rendent), Nuneaton; “The duties of the | removed from Caerphilly to Pontypridd, Church towards their pastor,” by the Rev. near Cardiff, where all letters for him S. S. Allsop, of Longford. The chapel
are to be addressed.-Mr. A. J. Hamilton, was beautifully decorated with appropriate of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. London, ipottoes selected for the occasion. After has accepted the unanimous call of the a vote of thanks to the ladies for the tea, Baptist church at New Park Street, Holy. and also to the ministers for their able ad head, and commences his work with very dresses, prayer was offered by the Rev. J.
encouraging prospects - Mr. T. Evans, of Harrison, when these solemn and interest Llangollen College, has accepted a unaniing services were brought to a close.
mous call from the church at Sunnyside, METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, LONDON.
Lancashire.--Mr. Murphy, of the Metro. -On Monday, November 27th, a special
politan Tabernacle College, has accepted prayer-meeting was held at the Metropolitan
the unanimous call of the church in New
Swindon, Wilts.--Mr. H. Cocks. of the Tabernacle, presided over by the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, to implore the Divine blessing
Rev. C. H. Spurgeon's College, has ac. on the future labours of the Rev. T. Ness,
cepted a cordial invitation from the church who is now the pastor of the church meeting
at Great Chesterford, Essex.-Mr. James in the Tabernacle, Stepney. Mr. Spurgeon,
B. Warron, of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in the name of the church and friends of the
College, has accepted the unanimous in. Metropolitan Tabernacle, presented Mr.
vitation of the church, Unicorn Yard, Ness with a handsome and elegant marble
London.-Mr. Percy F. Pearce, of the
Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has ac• clock and a purse of fifty sovereigns. He referred to his strong love to his brother,
cepted a unanimous call to the pastorato who had so faithfully worked with him,
of the church meeting in Locks Lane, and most heartily joined in this expression
Frome, Somerset.—The Rev. Charles of the deacons', elders', and members'
Stovell, late of Bristol College, has accepted
the unanimous invitation to become the attachment to Mr. Ness, and trusted God's richest and choicest blessings would ever
pastor of the Church at Over Darwen. be continued. Mr. Ness then replied in
The Rev. Joseph Perkins, after twelve appropriate terms, thanking all those
years' pastorate of the Independent Church, friends for the spontaneous and very hand
Duxford, near Cambridge, having changed some testimonial, and stating that bis grati.
his views on Baptism, has intimated his tude would be best shown by his increased
intention of resigning his pastorate, and is fervour in preaching to the dense popula
therefore open to receive communications tion of Stepney a Saviour's dying love.
from any Baptist church whose pulpit is MINISTERIAL CHANGES.-The Rov. J.
vacant. The Rev. W. Robinson, and the
Rev. John Keed, of Cambridge, will give Hasler has intimated his intention to resign
any information needed by such a church, the pastorate of the Baptist Church, Neatishead, near Norwich, and will be